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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
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+44 116 255 4100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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took grandkids last year ages 6-11 they loved having plenty to do and see ,activity sheets to fill in coffee bar for treats,information shop with artifacts /replicas of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Leicester for 30 years and New Walk museum is such a HUGE disappointment. When you think about galleries in Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool ours doesn't come close. The displays are poorly presented, the interactive element virtually non-existent and the staff unhelpful. With the Picasso ceramics and other art work we should put on a better... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

took grandkids last year ages 6-11 they loved having plenty to do and see ,activity sheets to fill in coffee bar for treats,information shop with artifacts /replicas of roman/EGYPTIAN AND MEDIEAVIL things to see art gallery great clean and accessible facilities going again this year to see changes

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Weston-super-Mare
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Art gallery and Natural history museum, was very interesting. Well worth going to but slightly out of the centre.

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Thank WestonJohn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the New Walk Museum during the Easter holidays so I wasn't sure how busy it would be but even in the middle of the day there was no problem in getting to see all the exhibits. We primarily went for the dinosaurs which I was very pleasantly surprised with the display. The hall is light and airy with... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and visit. Hope you can come back and see us for one of our events at the museum too. More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide range of exhibits that are especially great for children. Dinosaur and Egyptian exhibits stood out with some art collections for adults that were fine.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit. Hope you can come back and see us for one of our events at the museum too. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in after a long day walking around Leicester and, from what little we saw, this is definitely worth a longer visit.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, hope you can come back and see us again when next in Leicester. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum on sunday, wasn t that crowded, entry was free and found much more than we expected in the venue. This museum features animals from different eras, dinosaur bones an even mummys. We love it.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review and visit. Hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the grandchildren round all the museums they really enjoyed it new walk was one of there favorites lots of interactive things to do for the children ,if you have time make a day of it and visit the other museums in leicester

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Thank 152328
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibit. Not all the sections were open, but those which were (Egyptian, animals, and geographic), were very interactive and interesting, making the experience more than just a walk-by like other museums I've been too. Loved it!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend go with friends and family. Historical amazing excellent place to know better history

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed the museum. Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

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